CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) connects people to their local food source. Grown out of an old tradition, the CSA model has played in integral part in supporting the return of a strong local food system. The farmer offers ‘shares’ in the farm for sale to the local community in the winter or early spring season. By joining a CSA (purchasing a ‘share’), members enter into a partnership with the farm in which they share in the risk and bounty of each season. CSA membership helps pay for the early season costs of farming: seed, water, labor, equipment, and materials.
Here at Aspen Moon Farm, our dedication to providing members with top quality seasonal produce puts the freshest possible local food on your table every week. And in the process CSA membership can be lots of fun! Attend farm work days and get your hands in the dirt while learning too.
2012 News: We are pleased to announce that we have expanded the farm to include a 19 acre leased parcel across the street (7927 Hygiene Rd). This beautiful piece of land has much to offer: more space for CSA pick-up and gathering, a road-side farm store, a little house for farm apprentices, opportunities for events, and the possibility for more farm animals. We can’t wait for you to visit! We are also pleased to be able to offer a Fruit Share this year as an optional add-on to CSA membership. We are proud to offer Certified Organic fruit provided by Ela Family Farms in Hotchkiss, CO. www.elafamilyfarms.com. You pick-up with your Aspen Moon CSA share (for CSA Members only).
CSA shares are sold out for 2013
Send us one of the above Agreements (with correct location) along with your payment.
2013 CSA info: CSA pick-up at the Farm is farm-stand style. Members gather and bag their own produce, like shopping at a farm stand. Members benefit from some available choices (for example: kale or spinach, beets or radish, big or small carrots), though not every item will be by choice. Please allow 10-20 minutes to gather produce. We will also have a few pre-bagged shares for the person on the run.
2013 Boulder pick-up time and location is still being determined and will be announced soon. You are welcome to secure your membership now and if the time and location doesn’t work for you, we will be happy to refund your payment.
Share sizes and cost for 22 weeks June- October.
- Weekly- $575 (feeds 2-4 people), $25-$28 average weekly value
- Every other week- $315 (feeds 1-2 people OR folks who travel OR those who like to shop at the Farmer’s Market sometimes, etc…), $25-$28 average value per week
- Fruit Share add-on will be available through Ela Farms, an Organic fruit grower on the Western Slope. Sold separately to CSA members only. Details coming soon.
- A limited number of Aspen Moon Farm Berries and Eggs will be available for purchase at the Farm for CSA members. Sold separately. Our happy hens are free-ranging and fed only local organic feed and farm pasture.
What will I get? Your CSA share will be a variety of seasonal farm fresh vegetables and culinary herbs- 100% grown on Aspen Moon Farm. Item list and notes for preparation will be emailed weekly.
Example seasonal shares: These are just examples. Shares will vary with availability and weather.
Spring: 10oz bag salad mix, 10oz bag spinach, bunch chard, bunch radish, bunch turnip or carrot or beets, bunch green onion, pint sugar snap peas
Mid-summer: 10 oz bag salad mix, bunch kale, 2 bunches carrot or beet, 2 onion, 2 zucchini or cucumber, pint tomato, pint purple green beans, 3 peppers, herb bunch
Fall: 2 heads lettuce, 6 oz bag arugula, 1lb broccoli, ½ lb shallots, head of celery, 1 winter squash, 1lb potatoes, 1 Asian cabbage, garlic bulb
Note: Shares may be a bit smaller in spring and larger in the peak of summer.
What will I give? You give your support: financially, which ensures your local farm can meet the annual upfront costs of seasonal production; and by committing to buy local produce all summer long and fueling local agriculture. Together we are building a local food system!